ANZAC Biscuits.

That is all.

Yummie Yummie Italian

The photo doesn't really do this meal justice but it tasted sooo good...Thanks to Raw for the recipe for the eggplant (not sure what you call it) stack thingie. Even though I forgot the breadcrumbs they still tasted fantastic!!!


Three Baked Beans + Chicken

Last night I made another recipe from the Donna Hay 'The Instant Cook' book. Three Baked Beans....OH. MY. GOSH. YUM.

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves
  • sea salk & cracked black bepper
  • 400g can butter beans
  • 400g can white beans
  • 2 x 400g can borlotti beans
  • 500ml tomato puree
  • 1 cup vegetable or beef stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine (I didn't include this)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Add the oil, onions, garlic, oregano, salk and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are a light golden colour. Add the beans, puree stock, wine and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes or until it has thickened.

I served it with some baked pita bread (and a marinated chicken breast to make it more of a dinner meal).

I can never eat canned baked beans again.


Garden Update.

This is the back fence...

This is along the side fence...

One of the beds in the front yard...

This is one of our favourite plants, we call it a baseball bat.

This is J's baby....


Out and about in FNQ

Yesterday we headed out for a drive to Lucinda which is about 130kms North of Townsville.

Awwwww....aren't we just too cute.

Someone had a ball, except every time I went to take a video of him in the water he ran out, little humbug!!

The view from where we sat and had lunch.




Sweet Potato and Broccoli Pie

1 1/2 kg potatoes (cooked and mashed)
3 cup broccoli florets, 360g
200 g yellow squash (sliced)
1 onion (small, finely chopped), 60g
4 Tbsp light cream cheese
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese (grated), 10g

Blanch or microwave the broccoli and squash until just tender. While still warm, mix with the onion and cream cheese. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put into a shallow ovenproof dish and cover with mashed potato. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and brown under a hot grill or in a hot oven.

Being Pari Part 2

Haning out with Aka...

Its a big world out there....

I'll just watch from the safety of the electricty box.

Being Pari Part 1

This bed was made for me....Aka goes without for the day.

On second thoughts the cement feels kinda cool on my back.

A little hunting to spice up my day.

Watching for unsuspecting victims....

Yes....today is a day when Justin is not at home....sssshhhhhhh.